Alfresco Dining and Street Trader Policy Review


Current Status

This project is in the second stage for its review, undertaking the issues and directions investigation and testing stage.

A flyer/fact sheet has been developed to outline the next stage of consultation and stimulate conversation around the issues and options coming out of the initial consultation period.  Please see the background and supporting documents section below for more information.

A short survey follows that we encourage you to complete to give us your feedback as part of the consultation and the bottom of the page are links to the policies that are being reviewed.  For this policy, alfresco dining is the use of the footpath for tables and chairs.  Street trading is the use of the footpath for mobile food vans (ie Mallee Burger) or non-food stuff such as flower displays, clothes or books.


If you would like to complete a quick on-line survey please click the link below:

Alternatively if you would like to pick up a hard copy of the survey they are available at the MRCC Deakin Avenue and MRCC Madden Avenue Service Centres.  Or you might prefer to download the survey for printing and completing by hand, if this is so then please see the document links at the bottom of this page.

Completed hardcopy surveys should be returned to Council before Friday 6 October 2017 marked to the attention of:  

Peter Douglas
Coordinator Strategic Planning
MRCC Deakin Avenue Service Centre
Community Futures Branch
76-84 Deakin Avenue
Mildura, Vic,  3500

Project/Progress Timeline



Round 1 Community and Stakeholder Consultation 

Wednesday 7 June 2017 (Open Sessions) & Thursday 8 June 2017 (by appointment only)

Review of Submissions (if appropriate)

Submissions to the process close on Wednesday 21 June 2017

Round 2 Community and Stakeholder Consultation Tuesday 19 September 2017 to Friday 6 October 2017


Mildura Rural City Council is reviewing our Alfresco Dining and Street Traders Policy as part of Council's normal cyclical policy review process and have engaged consultants Aurecon Group to assist.  During the last three years, we have seen an increase in how lively our streets have become with outdoor dining and street trading. The policy review is required to ensure their currency and we are seeking feedback from the community, business owners, traders and other agencies to help improve these policies which will be implemented across the whole municipality, excluding the Mildura Riverfront area.   It is anticipated that the newly reviewed and combined policy will be endorsed by Council in February 2018. 

Business owners, traders and the general community are invited to attend workshops to share your experiences with alfresco dining and street trading in general to identify possible improvements across the municipality.


Business owners, traders and community members are invited to attend a public drop-in session for a one-on-one discussion and a community workshop to explore issues and options coming out of the previous survey and consultation.

These sessions will be held on:

Drop-in session

Date:  Tuesday 19 September 2017

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Venue: Mildura City Heart Office, 63a Langtree Mall, Mildura


Community Workshop

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: Benetook Room, Alfred Deakin Centre, 190 Deakin Avenue, Mildura



More Information

For more information if you have an enquiry about the project, or to make a pre-booking for a one-on-one appointment to give us your feedback, please call the Strategic Planning team on (03) 5018 8100 or email